Research report on archaeological investigations at Hun Tun

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2010-05

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Dodge, Robyn Leigh

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This paper examines the archaeological data collected during the 2008 and 2009 seasons at the Maya settlement, Hun Tun, in northwestern Belize. Hun Tun was initially identified in 2008 where preliminary investigations have focused on survey, mapping and testing courtyard spaces. Architectural evidence and material culture will be discussed generally in terms of chronology and possible function. Ceramic analysis suggests a single occupation with a Late Classic hiatus. Analysis of field research will be limited to studies of settlement patterns, chronological sequencing of courtyard spaces and proposed function of limestone features. These initial field seasons have yielded information pertaining to socioeconomic status, sociopolitical interaction and potential hypotheses related to these topics. Future research at Hun Tun is presented with an emphasis on household archaeology.

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